this is SO SICK
The beats, the video and her new look make this a well-played download. Well worth the $2, but iTunes really needs to learn how to release songs before videos...at any rate, M.I.A. came back hard with this one and I will be getting her new album "Kala" when it comes out in August. Her best yet!
The wicked dance moves alone are worth your $1.49!! Hotness!!
I was a huge fan of "Boyz" (the song and video) when M.I.A. released them in mid-2007, and they still resonate with me today, 18 months later! The track is a PERFECT blend of Tamil (Sri Lankan) music and soca from Trinidad & Tobago, with a dash of Jamaican dancehall reggae and Indian (Bollywood) influence thrown in for good measure. If this isn't true "World Music," I don't know what is! And the dancing is off the chains!! The fact that M.I.A. actually filmed the video in Jamaica and used LOCAL dancers, gives the video a totally authentic feel. And it's wonderful that the video showcased the wealth of raw, natural dance talent in Jamaica. The video demonstrates that the love of music and dance is truly universal, regardless of race, nationality, etc. Again, M.I.A. does a fabulous job of mixing a fundamental message with her art. I sincerely hope that (contrary to recent news reports/interviews), M.I.A. is NOT planning to retire from the music scene anytime soon, because she still has so much talent and creativity to offer. Her next project (like her last), will be another "must-have" for me!
NANANANANANANANA NA NANA NANANA
I LOVE THIS SONG!!! I'm dying to buy the cd. M.I.A is part of music that is different but extremely good. This song is amazing, I cant wait to here the other songs.
Born: July 17, 1977 in Hounslow, England
Years Active: '00s, '10s
Top Music Videos By M.I.A.
Top Albums and Songs By M.I.A.
||Paper Planes||Kala (Bonus Track Version)||3:23||$1.29||View In iTunes|
||Boyz||Kala (Bonus Track Version)||3:27||$1.29||View In iTunes|
||Paper Planes (feat. Bun B & Rich Boy) [Diplo Street Remix]||Paper Planes (Homeland Security Remixes) - EP||3:45||$1.29||View In iTunes|
||CleanCome Around (feat. Timbaland)||Kala (Bonus Track Version)||3:53||$1.29||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitY.A.L.A.||Matangi||4:23||$1.29||View In iTunes|
- Genre: Alternative
- Released: Jun 15, 2007
- ℗ (P) 2007 XL Recordings Ltd under exclusive licence to Interscope Records in the USA.